Wednesday, April 23, 2014

IT'S TIME FOR AUSTIN GARDEN TOURS

May is the time for Austin garden tours. I hope you have the time to visit.......


The Master Gardeners' Inside Austin Garden Tour on Saturday May 3rd
The opening of the Luci & Ian Family Garden at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower center on May 4th
The Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, Gardens on Tour, on May 10th
Today I had the opportunity to preview the gardens on the Inside Austin Garden Tour. Here are a few photos that might entice you to join other garden lovers on May 3rd.










18 comments:

  1. The Wildflower Center tour is definitely on my schedule. Your photos are enticing enough to tip the scale for two consecutive Saturday trips to Austin.

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  2. Which garden had the rattlesnake sculpture built into the walkway? I totally missed that. Very cool!

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    1. It was in Lori Ann's front garden, set in the new paving in the front.

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  3. A great teaser! I look forward to seeing posts on the Austin area blogs!

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  4. Wow, where is that cool rattlesnake -- at the Ext office garden? It was fun touring around with you today. Garden tour season is off and running.

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  5. So tempting. As the oak pollen eases a bit I'll be "touring" my own spaces mostly, trying to get caught up with chores that would have been done during the last 3-4 weeks when I was stuck indoors. I'll look forward to seeing the tour reports here and on other Austin blogs to keep me inspired as I see what is possible in our area.

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    1. Sounds as though allergies have been keeping you in doors. Hopefully we will get some nice pollen-free days before the heat really sets in.

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  6. I hope you'll be posting more photos for those of us not in the Austin area -- I'd love an in-depth look at some of these gardens!

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    1. If you check Pam at Digging you can find links to all the bloggers that did the preview tour and their websites.

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  7. Wish I could pop in both weekends - always some great gardens where you have a horticultural culture. Sigh...

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    1. It certainly is a busy time for gardeners. Any garden tours in your new hometown?

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  8. Awesome photos from the pre-tour!

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    1. Glad you got to join the group yesterday, Katina. It was a fun day but looooong.

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  9. You got this up fast. I'm still editing.
    It's so fun to see the gardens, through others' lenses.
    I didn't see the snake, either.
    It was a great day. Nice spending time with people who 'get' me, when all I want to talk about is plants.

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  10. Editing? What is that. I never edit my photos. They come straight from the camera, good or bad. Glad you could join us for the tour.

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    1. Most of my editing is cropping and that still takes me a long time. That pink climber must be Old Blush. What a beauty. I like the snake next to the path too.

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